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Charles McCord Leaves Imus Behind–Next Stop, Arkansas

If you missed it last week, on Friday morning Charles McCord walked away from his newsreader/sidekick role on WABC-AM-based Imus in the Morning. He had announced his retirement last month.

It was McCord’s final chance to take a ”loving” shot at his longtime friend, colleague, and on-air partner.

“I’m sick of it. I just want you to know, I’m sick of it and I’m gonna be damn glad to be going down to Arkansas because I’m not going to have to sit here and stare at that freakin’ frame of yours,” McCord ranted. “For God sake, enough already. Stop eating voodoo food. Eat something that requires silverware–a knife and a freakin’ fork! Look at you. For God sake, you look like Phyllis Diller.”

Imus led the laughter in the studio.  Here’s a link to McCord’s last hurrah.

McCord had worked with Don Imus since the early 1970s at WNBC.

Connell McShane of Fox Business Network, which simulcasts Imus in the Morning, takes over for McCord starting today.

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Veteran Imus Newsman/Sidekick Charles McCord Retiring Next Month

Johnny Carson had Ed McMahon, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen, and for the better part of the last 40 years Don Imus has had Charles McCord.

The veteran newsman/sidekick for the Imus in the Morning show officially announced his retirement, effective May 6. It was first reported by the Daily News this morning.

By the time the story hit newsstands, Imus was already discussing his longtime collaborator’s future. He said that McCord was looking forward to spending more time with his family. Imus added that the first order of business for McCord is to go fishing in Arkansas—alone. Imus told his 77 WABC listeners (and nationwide radio and TV audience) that Connell McShane of Fox Business Network (which simulcasts daily) will take over the news updates beginning Monday, May 9.   

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